2018 Jean-Marc & Hugues Pavelot Savigny-les-Beaune La Dominode (750ml)

2018 Jean-Marc & Hugues Pavelot Savigny-les-Beaune La Dominode (750ml)

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"The 2018 Savigny-lès-Beaune La Dominode 1er Cru, picked on September 1 at 13.5% potential alcohol, is tightly coiled and more backward than the Aux Gravins, ergo I expect that this will require more bottle age. There are enticing blackberry and wild strawberry fruit aromas here, but they need time. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly chalky tannins and a superb line of acidity that imparts a sense of energy from the start to the saline finish, which is tangy and vivacious. This is everything you really need in a La Dominode." 92-94 points - Neal Martin (Vinous, Nov. 2019)

"A markedly spicy nose consists of dark currant, violet and earth nuances where a note of tea can be discerned. There is a lovely inner mouth perfume to the refined, velvety and caressing yet quite serious and tautly muscular flavors that also flash plenty of minerality on the powerful finish that exhibits excellent length." Note: two-thirds of the vines are between 70 and 80 years of age and the remaining vines are approximately 20+ years old. 91-94 points/Sweet spot Outstanding - Allen Meadows (Burghound, Apr. 2020)